260 OWNER`S MANUAL - Acoustic Amplification

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260 OWNER`S MANUAL - Acoustic Amplification
the pro’s tone since 1967
260 OWNER’S MANUAL
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Important SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Exposure to high noise levels may cause permanent hearing loss. Individuals vary considerably to noise-induced hearing loss but
nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to intense noise over time.
The U.S. Government’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has
specified the following permissible noise level exposures:
DURATION PER DAY (HOURS)
SOUND LEVEL (dB)
8
6
4
90
93
95
3
2
97 100
1
1/2hr. or less
103
110
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of non-insulated
“dangerous voltage” within the products enclosure.
According to OSHA, any exposure in the above
permissible limits could result in some hearing
loss. Hearing protection must be worn when
operating this amplification system in order to
prevent permanent hearing loss.
This symbol is intended to alert the PRODUCT’S userS to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the unit.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing. Objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall not be placed on the apparatus.
1. Read all safety and operating instructions before using this product.
2. All safety and operating instructions should be kept for future reference.
3. Read and understand all warnings listed on the operating instructions.
4. Follow all operating instructions to operate this product.
5. This product should not be used near water, (i.e. bathtub, sink, swimming pool, wet basement, etc.)
6. Only use dry cloth to clean this product.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings, as the product should not be placed flat against a wall or placed in a built-in enclosure
that will impede the flow of cooling air.
8. Do not install this product near any heat sources, such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or any other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades, with one wider than the other.
A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician to remove the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the apparatus. Do not break the ground pin of the power supply cord.
11. Only use attachments specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, exercise caution when moving.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for a long period of time.
14. Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the unit through
the ventilation ports or any other openings.
15. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way.
16. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
17. When a mains plug is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
FCC Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference and
2. This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important safety instructions
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Warranty
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welcome and CONGRATULATIONS
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taking care of your BASS amplifier
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Panel CONfiguration
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SUGGESTED TONE SETTINGS
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Product specifications
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Three (3) year limited warranty
Subject to the limitations set forth below, Acoustic® hereby represents and warrants that the
components of this product shall be free from defects in workmanship and materials, including
implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, subject to normal use
and service, for three (3) years to the original owner from the date of purchase.
Retailer and manufacturer shall not be liable for damages based upon inconvenience, loss of
use of product, loss of time, interrupted operation or commercial loss or any other incidental or
consequential damages, including but not limited to, lost profits, downtime, goodwill, damage
to or replacement of equipment and property, and any costs of recovering, reprogramming, or
reproducing any program or data stored in equipment that is used with Acoustic® products. This
guarantee gives you specific legal rights. You may have other legal rights which vary from state
to state. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitation may not apply to you.
Acoustic • 13659 Victory Blvd. #1-360 • Van Nuys, CA 91407
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WELCOME AND congratulations
Congratulations on your purchase of the 260 Bass Mini-Stack. Since the founding of the Acoustic
brand in California in 1967, many legendary musicians — including some of music’s premier
rock, jazz and funk players — have chosen Acoustic as their amplifier of choice.
The Acoustic design philosophy is “simplicity,” allowing you to dial up great sound in an instant.
The 260 continues the great Acoustic tradition of simply great sound — so turn it up and
discover what players have known for decades: Acoustic, the Pro’s Tone since 1967™.
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TAKING CARE OF YOUR BASS AMPLIFIER
Location
• To avoid deformation, discoloration, or more serious damage, do not expose the unit to
direct sunlight, high temperature sources, or excessive humidity.
Power Supply
• Turn the power switch off when the 260 is not in use.
• The amplifier (main plug) should be unplugged from the AC outlet if the 260 will not
be used for an extended period of time.
• Avoid plugging the amplifier (main plug) into an AC outlet that is also powering
high-consumption appliances such as electric heaters or televisions. Also avoid using
multi-plug adapters, since these can reduce sound quality, cause operation errors, and
result in possible damage.
• To avoid damage, turn off the 260 power switch and all related devices prior to
connecting or disconnecting cables.
Handling and Transport
• Never apply excessive force to any parts.
• Unplug cables by gripping plugs firmly. Do not pull on cables.
• Physical shocks caused by dropping or bumping can result in serious damage.
Cleaning
• Clean with a dry, soft cloth.
• A slightly damp cloth may be used to remove stubborn grime and dirt.
• Never use cleaners such as alcohol or thinner.
Electrical Interference
• The 260 contains electronic circuitry that may cause interference if placed too close to
radio or television receivers. If this occurs, move the 260 further away from the
affected equipment.
Service and Modification
• There are no user serviceable parts in the 260.
• Do not attempt to open the 260 or make any change to circuits or parts. This will void
the warranty.
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PANEL CONFIGURATION
ACTIVE
INPUT
PASSIVE
INPUT
AUX
260
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FRONT PANEL
1. 1/4” bass guitar inputs for passive or
active pickups. (Active = -15 dB)
2. If you are using a bass guitar with an
on-board preamp, set this volume
control level to its middle position
before increasing the amp’s volume,
as distortion may occur otherwise.
3. Low frequency control set to boost
(15 dB) or cut (-15 dB) frequencies at
60 Hz. Controls lower fundamental
frequencies to enhance warmth and
provide deep, full tones.
4. Midrange frequency control set
to boost (15 dB) or cut (-15 dB)
frequencies at 340 Hz. Allows you
to add thickness and body to your
bass tones.
5. High frequency control set to boost
(15 dB) or cut (-15 dB) frequencies
at 2 kHz. Adds punch to your bass
guitar’s sound.
6. This 1/8” aux input jack will allow
you to plug in a CD/MP3 player or
another source to practice with. To
control the source volume, adjust
the output volume of the device. We
suggest you turn the volume all the
way down, plug in, and then adjust
the volume according to your taste.
7. 1/8” headphone jack will disconnect
the internal speaker when used.
8. When this light is on, your amp is
ready to be played.
9. Power switch turns the amp on
and off.
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SUGGESTED TONE SETTINGS
The following setting suggestions will help you
find your signature tone. They are designed to
get you close to the sound you are looking for.
PASSIVE
INPUT
ACTIVE
INPUT
You take it from there. The key to achieving
your own personal sound is experimentation.
AUX
260
TRADITIONAL ELECTRIC BASS SETTING - In this
setting, the amplifier will deliver a standard
electric bass sound. If you are playing rock,
country, blues or gospel, this setting will get
you close. If you play with a pick and want
PASSIVE
INPUT
ACTIVE
INPUT
less top-end attack on the notes, roll off a bit
of the high-frequency control. If it’s a deeper
bottom you’re looking for, add more low and
midrange frequencies.
AUX
260
Funk ”Slap” Sounds - This style of music
needs a strong attack with lots of top end.
Usually a hollowed out middle will produce
the extra top end necessary for this style of
music. If you are using a “thumb” style, add
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a bit more low end and extra volume — or
less if you really hit it hard. Even though
this is a practice or rehearsal level amplifier,
it will deliver the punch and clarity that you
require.
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PASSIVE
INPUT
ACTIVE
INPUT
AUX
260
Alternative Style - This style will work
well with pick or fingers and will add
a touch of distortion to the sound as
well. Make s our instrument’s volume
control is up all the way. Since you are
adding volume, you should be careful
with the actual amount of E.Q. you use,
as it can also add distortion to the sound.
As in all the settings above, it is strictly a
matter of personal taste in a achieving
the sound you are looking for, so feel
free to experiment.
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product SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL:
260
POWER:
100 Watts @ 4 Ohms
EQUALIZER:
3-Band
SPEAKERS:
1 X 10” heavy-duty driver in custom ported enclosure
HEAD DIMENSIONS:H 5.0” x W 12.0” x D 8.5”
WEIGHT:
8 lbs.
CABINET DIMENSIONS:H 24.4” x W 13.0” x D 11.8”
WEIGHT:
8
36.2 lbs.
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